If you’re a housewife, this may be a Godsend for you because it means that the odd jobs around the house get addressed and you’re spending quality time with your honey; though, there’s also a flip side to this if you work from home.
The Work at Home Blues
I’m the kind of entrepreneur who throws herself into her work. I get up in the morning, turn on the computer, grab some coffee and settle down for a day’s worth of productivity.
I don’t deviate from this schedule unless there’s a family emergency or I’m fighting lethargy from my blood disorder; though, I’m noticing a new trend with my workflow.
It gets interrupted on various occasions; most notably when the partner gets “time off” from his corporate job and is unable to keep himself occupied while he’s at home.
The Battle of the Sexes
I love him dearly, but his presence works on my nerves, too. The rushing into the office at odd occasions takes their toll. I cannot work with loud music, bumping noises, or sporadic interruptions. It breaks my concentration.
What usually follows is my plea not to be interrupted and him feeling neglected. It’s a ritual I dislike going through because it makes me feel guilty so I often leave the office to indulge his feelings.
You can imagine what happens next. I don’t get a stitch of work done because it turns into an all-day affair of “spending time together” while my work is pushed to the sidelines.
On occasion I can get him to run errands outside the house, which means I can concentrate on my work while he’s gone, but once he returns we’re back to the same problem. He doesn’t want to sit alone while I work.
I’m not sharing this story with you to complain. I’m doing it because I admit I need help in this area and I was hoping you could shed some light on the situation. Can you?
Have you experienced interruptions by a significant other? If so, how did you ensure peace within the relationship while getting your work done?
Leave a comment below and let me know. I could really use the help! 🙂
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